Joseph Capriati has shared an update from hospital, where he is currently recovering after being stabbed by his father last Friday (8th January).
Following an update from his agency on Monday that his injuries were no longer considered to be life-threatening, Capriati confirmed today via an Instagram post that “the worst is over now”. He added that he is grateful for the messages of concern and well-wishes he has received over the past few days, and has asked for respect to be shown to his father and his family in the aftermath of the incident.
In his update, translated here from Italian via Google Translate, Capriati asked for “a little respect for my father and my family, since neither I nor any of you have the power and the duty to judge what happened”.
He continued: “I forgive my father for the crazy gesture and I pray so much for him”.
Capriati’s full update reads: “I thank all of you from the bottom of my heart, my relatives, friends, acquaintances, and the many DJs and promoters who have shown me so much affection these days. I am touched.
“I haven't been able to read and reply to the messages yet but I will do it in a few days when I get better. Until this morning I didn't even have the strength to speak, but the doctors say the worst is over now. I ask only one thing if it is possible, a little respect for my father and my family, since neither I nor any of you have the power and the duty to judge what happened. Family dramas are the order of the day, and especially attention to the press because, as you well know, the news is often confused and untrue. I forgive my father for the crazy gesture and I pray so much for him. Now I think about healing. See you soon.”
See Capriati’s post on Instagram below.
Capriati is being treated in Sant'Anna e San Sebastiano Hospital, Caserta. The Italian DJ, who normally lives in Spain, has been living with his family in Caserta during the pandemic.
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